Politicians have to be thick skinned and live with more scrutiny than the average voter. Rightly so, and this includes Nick Smith.
"We know that he is feeling under pressure in his seat of Nelson this year, but staggering about in the dead of night, ranting about Nazis and having to be forcibly removed from the chamber is not the way to behave as an MP."
"Wood said Smith's behaviour was unlikely to endear him to local voters, who want an MP focused on representing them."
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The cost of maintaining and repairing Rocks Road is currently met by the government through NZTA funding. Moving SH6 from there will mean that any future costs for repairing and maintaining this route will be met by Nelson City Council ratepayers. This will likely bring a large increase in their annual rates, and of course rents for those renting. Let all those supporting the Inland Route Southern Link option declare which local council they pay rates to, and that they support any rates increase for Nelson residents so we can see how vested their support really is. I would also invite Nick Smith’s comments on New Zealand being a signatory to a United Nations Treaty on Environmental Protection that prohibits moving a source of pollution from one urban population to another, which the Southern Link proposal would certainly do. Is he aware of this and is he advocating that New Zealand pull out of this treaty?
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Our August SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of handy information and opportunities for seniors.
This issue includes a story about the benefits of volunteering and how to get involved, as well as an update on the changes to NZ Super and Veteran's Pension.
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